Sarcophagus with Crossing of the Red Sea.
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Title:Sarcophagus with Crossing of the Red Sea
Notes:Used as an altar in the Cathedral of St. Trophine, Arles Front frieze: the Egyptians chasing the Israelites, caught in the Red Sea. Includes personifications of the Sea, Miriam with a tambourine. "The portrait of Miriam, tambourine in hand, singing and dancing with the women in the community, has brought brush to canvas and captivated the imagination of generations. As part of the exodus narrative, the celebration of Miriam and the women holds a place in one of the formative events for describing and understanding others in the old and New Testaments." (Schmit/Childers, n.p.)
Building:Musée de l'Arles antique

Scripture:Exodus 14:19-31
Person as Subject:Moses (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:AProp19
General Subject:Crossing the Red Sea
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism
ICONCLASS Number:71E122
Index of Christian Art Number:20 A72 ChT S24,003

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Copyright Source:Prof. Robin M. Jensen,
Copyright Permission:Donor must be contacted for permission.
Attribution:Sarcophagus with Crossing of the Red Sea, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved June 24, 2024]. Original source: Prof. Robin M. Jensen,
Record Number:42650 Last Updated: 2022-07-07 15:55:32 Record Created: 2004-12-02 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Performance in Preaching: Bringing the Sermon to Life
Author:Schmit, Clayton J., and Jana Childers
Publisher:Baker Academic